Synthesis of (-)-Hebelophyllene E: An Entry to Geminal Dimethyl-Cyclobutanes by [2+2] Cycloaddition of Alkenes and Allenoates.


The first synthesis of hebelophyllene E is presented, along with assignment of its previously unknown relative configuration through synthesis of epi-ent-hebelophyllene E. Development of a catalytic enantioselective [2+2] cycloaddition of alkenes and allenoates provides access to the required chiral geminal dimethylcyclobutanes. Key to its success is the… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201801110


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